Tipperary Co-Op stocks many combinations of the three major nutrients – Nitrogen (N), Phosphate (P) and Potassium (K).
A comprehensive range of N, P, K, S and minor elemental fertilizers are available 50kg, 375kg and 500kg bags.
- It is important to apply the correct rates of nitrogen to maximise grass growth at various times of the farming year – The attached “Recommended rates of fertilizer N for grassland” will help optimise your return from fertiliser application.
- In order to prevent waters from being polluted by nitrogen and phosphorous, the Good Agricultural Practice Regulations states you must spread livestock manure and other organic fertilisers, effluents and soiled water as accurately and evenly as you can.
- You must not spread chemical fertilisers, livestock manure, soiled water or other organic fertilisers when:
- The Land is waterlogged:
- The land is flooded, or it is likely to flood;
- The land is frozen, or covered with snow;
- Heavy rain is forecast within 48 hours.
- You must not spread chemical fertilisers, livestock manure, soiled water or other organic fertilisers if the ground has a steep slope and if there is a significant risk of causing pollution.
- You must not spread chemical fertiliser on land within 2 metres of a surface watercourse.
- To ensure best results from your fertilizer usage, it is strongly recommended that you test your soil periodically. At Tipperary Co-op we can arrange this in conjunction with an authorised laboratory.
Nitrogen fertiliser is an increasing cost on farms. With careful management, it is possible to cut nitrogen fertiliser costs and “Ten ways to cut the cost of fertiliser” are outlined as follows.
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HIGH N Compounds
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|For more details and technical details on all aspects on fertilizer, view the Fertilizer Association of Ireland website at www.fertilizer-assoc.ie|
For the most competitive prices and expert advice, please call our Key Contacts at a Tipperary Co-op Store near you:
Tipperary Branch: Paul Fortune (062) 33111
Borrisoleigh Branch: Martin Costello (0504) 51117
Gooldscross Branch: John Wade (0504) 42444